Yusen Logistics has been appointed by General Motors DAT/CIS to provide final mile inbound delivery services in Russia.

The new business represents a further step in the development of the relationship between GM and Yusen Logistics in Russia, according to the company, with Yusen now providing delivery solutions for service parts for the Opel, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands.

The contract involves a wide range of parts being moved into Russia and the service involves four main supply chain services.

Yusen will be handling the movement of GM Korea and SPOI containers to the Moscow or Yekaterinburg parts distribution centres (PDCs) from St Petersburg port, as well as handling storage of non-bonded containers at the container yard there.
It will also be handling the movement of GM UZ containers arriving in Moscow by rail to the Moscow PDC  

Finally, it will be handling the movement of Korean containers arriving at Yekaterinburg by rail to the Yekaterinburg PDC.

The contract builds on Yusen Logistics Russia’s existing business with GM, which started in 2011 with warehousing operations at St Petersburg for GM Auto. Last year saw the addition of ex-works transport services from Thailand to Moscow via Saint-Petersburg for General Motors CIS.

 “We are delighted about the award of this business by GM,” said Dennis Pastukhov, commercial director, Yusen Logistics Russia. “This builds on the relationship between our two companies that has been developing since 2011.”

This latest announcement follows news that Yusen has opened an office at Togliatti, home to the massive AvtoVaz plant, offering road and air-freight services to and from plant, including final mile solutions, inland port bonded and non-bonded transit operations, and cross-docking and distribution services.